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Planning To Arrive In Entebbe For An African Safari In Uganda? Scroll Down..


The Boma Entebbe Overview & Where Is It Located?

Step into The Boma Entebbe and you will instantly be transported to 1940’s Africa’s old-world colonial times, set in the quiet suburbs of Entebbe. Enjoy the warm ambiance of lush green gardens, deep patios with wicker furniture, wooden rafters, quaint pieces of Ugandan art, tapestries, curios, rugs, and wall murals. Just a 5-kilometer (3 miles) drive from Entebbe International Airport, this value boutique vacation accommodation allows for relaxed naps beside a swimming pool, while also offering a wading pool for the little ones. Should you find yourself craving a relaxing massage, The Boma can make arrangements for you. And when you’re ready to shop for souvenirs and gifts for friends and family back home, visit the little craft store on the premises. You can also borrow books from the hotel library and enjoy them in a hammock on your veranda.

Key Takeaways

  • Warm, 1940 colonial-style ambiance with wicker furniture and pieces of Ugandan art
  • Located at a distance of 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Entebbe International Airport
  • Swimming pool for taking dips and napping, also has a wading pool where kids can play
  • Arrangements for taking massages made on request
  • Library for borrowing books and reading in a hammock while enjoying the gentle lake breezes
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What To Expect At The Boma Entebbe Accommodation?

Key Takeaways

  • Value Hotel Tier 3 Experience. Total of 16 rooms in 4 different configurations
  • Categories such as Single Rooms, Double Rooms, Triple Rooms, and Budget Rooms
  • Provisions for setting up a crib for a child in the room
  • Separate verandah with each unit for relaxing and enjoying the views
  • Eco-friendly principles such as solar panels for heating water for showers and recycling waste
Many safari guests on holiday will be glad to learn that The Boma Entebbe follows eco-friendly principles in its operations. The hotel practices rainwater harvesting for gardening and uses solar power for heating water for showers. Paper and glass are recycled as much as possible and plastic water bottles are avoided, while kitchen waste is composted to help minimize the hotel’s carbon footprint. You will also notice power-saving light fixtures installed everywhere. Enjoy your stay in one of the hotel’s 16 rooms, each with four-poster beds and mosquito netting, storage chests, and rough-hewn furniture.

Room specifications include a variety of Single Rooms, Double Rooms, and Triple Rooms. Travelers looking to cut back on their accommodation costs can opt for a Budget Room with a twin bed, which includes all the amenities of the other room categories except a verandah and a private bathroom outside the room on the corridor (where else to stay and best place in Entebbe). Families can also request cribs to be set up in the room. Each room has a separate verandah and includes a digital safe, TV with satellite connection, and fans. Ensuite bathrooms come with adequate toiletries for your use.
The Boma Entebbe Accommodation Entebbe

Things To Do (Activities & Tour Attractions) & Why Visit The Boma Entebbe In Entebbe?

Key Takeaways

  • Wandering the hotel gardens to spot some of the flora and avian life of Entebbe
  • Boat cruises around Lake Victoria to view more of the endemic birdlife
  • Water activities such as fishing, canoeing, moonlit cruises, and other adventures
  • Visit to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary to see conservation efforts and rescued primates
  • Touring the Uganda Wildlife Education Center to interact with hand-raised baby elephants and rhinos
Entebbe is known for its incredible indigenous birdlife, and you will have the delightful experience of viewing some of it throughout the property gardens. For even more sightings, spend time sunbathing on the pristine sandy beaches beside Lake Victoria or cruising around the beautiful Ssese Islands, enjoying the adventure water activities. Try your hand at angling or canoeing, or perhaps take a sunset or moonlight cruise (best time to go). On one of the Ssese Islands is the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, where you can spend a half-day or overnight trip from Entebbe interacting with the fascinating primate inhabitants.

Entebbe Botanical Gardens is yet another location where you can enjoy the diverse birdlife and the unique plant species of Uganda. Or check out the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center, situated on the banks of the lake. In addition to a splendid variety of flora, the conservation site boasts various terrestrial fauna and more than 120 bird species. While many tourists might have a chance to meet some of the rescued animals that reside here, including baby elephants and rhinos, AfricanMecca recommend forgoing any close-encounter opportunities out of respect for the animals. The Mabamba Swamp is great for shoebill sightings, and Uganda Reptile Village is another place of interest.
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How Is The Dining At The Boma Entebbe?

Key Takeaways

  • Meals cooked using fresh, organic ingredients sourced from the kitchen garden
  • A cozy and intimate restaurant where meals are served
  • An delectable range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Continental, Thai, and Indian dishes
  • Takes orders for specific dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, and allergen-free dishes
  • A bar that takes orders for wines, spirits, local beer brands, cocktails, and sodas
Enjoy wholesome meals cooked with fresh produce sourced from the manager’s kitchen garden. The hotel’s restaurant serves an interesting range of Mediterranean, Continental, Thai, and Indian dishes. If you have specific dietary requirements such as vegan or allergy-free, do let the chef know in advance. Breakfast options included a cooked hot meal and continental buffet, and perfectly energetic before the start of your city tour of Entebbe. The cooked breakfast includes eggs of your preference, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms, bacon and sausage. The buffet has brown bread, pastries, muffins, cereal, yogurt, fresh juices, homemade jams, and seasonal fruits. Warm beverages include pressed coffee and tea.
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Pros & Cons At The Boma Entebbe In Entebbe

What We Like About The Boma Entebbe

  1. Ideally located just a few minutes from Entebbe International Airport and well suited for overnight travelers looking for a quick stopover.
  2. Offers guests a well-maintained swimming pool and a wading pool with floatation toys for kids; toddlers can enjoy a play area that has swings and a slide.
  3. Affords an intimate, boutique experience with only 16 rooms, warm and friendly staff service, and excellent cuisine.
  4. Eco-friendly operating systems with rainwater harvesting, solar heating for hot showers, recycling glass and paper, vegetable waste composting, and power-saving lighting.
  5. Offers an enjoyable colonial-living experience in Entebbe, with deep patios, wicker garden furniture, and delightful Ugandan art.

Things To Note When Staying At The Boma Entebbe

  1. No fitness center or spa on-site, but the hotel can arrange massages upon request.
  2. Amenities service can be variable at times (slow Internet, variable hot water from solar-powered showers in the early morning or late at night).
  3. Rooms have fans but no air conditioning and no hair dryer. A value accommodation which is fairly priced for its experience and size.
  4. With only 16 rooms, Boma Entebbe can get busy during the peak and high season months. We recommend booking 12-18 months in advance to secure rooming.
  5. A quaint yesteryear ambiance not suited to guests looking for a contemporary Entebbe hotel with modern touches or a premier luxury hotel.
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When staying at The Boma Entebbe in Uganda, we recommend combining it with Bwindi Park for your gorilla safari trek, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls and Kibale (chimpanzee safari) alongside your city tour visits of Kampala.

You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas such as Mgahinga to track down golden monkeys and gorillas in the same park, Jinja for whitewater rafting on the Nile River, Semliki, Lake Mburo or Kidepo for an offbeat wildlife tour.

You can end your vacation on the beach by extending out to the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.

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